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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is the Authority enclave located?
2. Where, roughly, is Aztlan located?
3. Why does Wili not tell Paul about his suspicions about Mike and Della?
4. What type of intelligence gathering does Della recommend that Avery employ?
5. What does Della strike Avery down with?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Wili predict where the embobbled tenement building will go?
2. What fears do Mike and Allison express when the group returns to Paul's home?
3. How are Wili and the others able to approach closer to the enclave?
4. How do Wili's abilities compare to Paul's?
5. Why does Mike contact Della, and what information is exchanged?
6. Why does Kaladze say Wili should trust Mike?
7. Why are Paul and the others stopped on the road to the Authority enclave?
8. What is Renaissance?
9. How does Della and Mike's relationship change while they are at Kaladze's camp?
10. How are Paul and the others able to travel to the Authority enclave in secret?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The events that led to the unusual state of raffias are only discussed tangentially and only become clear in the final chapters of the story. The rise of the Authority rapidly and dramatically altered the political landscape of the world.
1) Explain how the bobbles were discovered and first created. What involvement did Paul and the progenitors of the Authority have in these discoveries?
2) Describe how the Authority came to power and how it was able to subdue major military powers such as the United States?
3) Using evidence from the book, speculate as to how the setting could have evolved differently had some minor factors been altered slightly.
Essay Topic 2
Technology plays an important role throughout the novel. The Authority and the Tinkers have fundamental disagreements about how it should be pursued and employed, and these disagreements lead to the central conflict of the book.
1) Explain the Authority's position on technology and describe some of the technologies it has banned outright and those which it has reserved solely for itself.
2) Describe how the Tinkers interact with technology and how they are able to make significant advances despite their limitations.
3) Discuss the impact that these two competing forces have on the average people in this setting. What technologies are available, and how are they controlled or acquired?
4) Explain why the Authority and the Tinkers come into direct conflict over the issue of technology and how their disagreements shape the overall plot of the novel.
Essay Topic 3
Mike is torn in multiple directions throughout the novel, and ends up betraying those who trusted him multiple times. In the end, he is unable to live with the consequences of his actions, and has himself embobbled to avoid the scorn of those he has wronged.
1) Discuss Mike's personality traits and background, and how these characteristics affect his loyalty and moral bearing.
2) Describe the reasons that Mike had for working with the Authority to betray the bioscientists. How did Mike feel about this betrayal?
3) Discuss Mike's relationship with and eventual betrayal of Della. What conflicting feelings does Mike experience during this relationship?
4) Explain Mike's perception of himself, and how it changes throughout the course of the novel, eventually causing him to have himself embobbled.
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